News: Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Box Set – UK English Version UPDATE

“Make some room in your life…”

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Studio: Studio Ghibli

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Release Date: 8th December 2014

Following on from my previous post about this great box set bargain, which is basically all of Hayao Miyazaki films as a Blu-ray Box Set. The picture of what it’s supposed to look like has finally emerged from the producers, and I’m in love with the clean looking design.

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Each disk is housed in a cardboard sleeve, with the official artwork for the film encasing it. If there was ever a reason to pick up all the movies from the legend Miyazaki, this is the time to do it.

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The box set is produced by Studio Canal, who have handled the rest of the Ghibli releases in the UK, so I’m expecting both English and Japanese dubs on the disc.

The set contains twelve discs, of which eleven are movies, and there’s one mysteriously titled Bonus Disc. I just can’t think of what it could be, possibly short films or commercials?

Soundtrack? (*fingers crossed*)

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I’m disappointed that more films weren’t included. Yes, I wanted a Ghibli box, instead of just Miyazaki, just to save me the hassle of collecting those stray films, but maybe the price point would be driven even higher, and it’s already making a hefty dent in anyone’s wallet at £180.00 down from previous RRP of £250!

Get the Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Box Set here.

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News: Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Box Set – UK English Version PRICE DROP

“Being a total steal.”

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Studio: Studio Ghibli

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Release Date: 3rd November 2014

There is a fantastic deal I’ve spotted on Amazon UK for the Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Box Set. This is basically the collection that got released in Japan, and is the 13 discs that features all of Miyazaki’s movies. The price has actually dropped drastically from £250 to £160.40! That is insane, it brings down the cost of each Blu-Ray disc to around £13.33!!

It couldn’t have come at a better time really, with the fans fretting what will happen to Studio Ghibli. Retail therapy may be required…

Admittedly, details are not yet confirmed about WHAT will actually be on there (the picture shown above is the Japanese version), but a good guess is all of the fan favourites (Spirited Away, Howl’s, etc) will be on there. Since this being released by Studiocanal, it will likely contain the English dubs as well, even if the only language mentioned is Japanese with English Subtitles. The English dub feels forgotten in the description.

The big difference between this and the Japanese version is that, this is twelve discs, the Japanese version had thirteen, but, still worth investing in.

Get the Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Box Set here.

TV: Eurovision 2014 Live Commentary

“Eurovision! Eurovision! Eurovision! Are you ready?!”

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20:00

Eurovision begins.

20:02

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Featuring a short video by Emily, the previous winner. Showing different ways of travelling to the Eurovision set.

20:04

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Dancing with the competing flags.

20:07

Introduction of all the eurovision entrants.

20:11

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Introduction of the hosts. More than 18 million people are watching this show, including those outside Europe.

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Received: Magician (The Riftwar Saga Book 1)

“Magicians rule the word, don’t you know…”

Author: Raymond E. Feist

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Age: Adult

Released: 26th June 1993 (UK version)

Starting an epic fantasy series is pretty tough. You will have to get accustomed to another author’s writing, expand your knowledge on another fictional universe, and learn to love characters that you will follow for thousands of pages.

This book has been on my wishlist for a long time, and after a lot of ‘umming’ and ‘awwing’, one way or another, it’s now in my hands.

I was lucky enough to be sent this from the Waterstones team for review purposes. Not only is this the new re-release edition, with the lovely black cover, but it’s also the revised edition that contains more words that were in the initial book.

Whether this is truly worth the good reviews and high recommendations that I come across, only time will tell. I will be, of course, giving my true and honest opinion about Raymon E. Feist’s creation.

Read the blurb below!

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Fun: Dexter’s Laboratory

“DEE-DEEEE!!”

We all remember good old Cartoon Network, and all the fun that came with it. It’s not so bad nowadays, I think people just can’t appreciate it because they are not under 10 years old.

This is one of my favourite openings, I loved Dee-Dee, as annoying as she was.

Fun: Sailor Moon Opening and Rainy Day Man Song

“Fighting evil by moonlight…”

There are a lot of series that you remember forever, no matter how bad the animation and dub was. Sailor Moon will always be remembered, even though I can’t sit through an episode anymore. It’ just too episodic and repetitive, even when the arcs are moving forwards.

On the plus side, the opening song is still amazing:

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